Personality Adjectives Worksheets
Related ELA Standard: RL.3.3
Adjectives are descriptor words. They are used to give the reader a better sense of state or the condition of something. When we direct those adjectives towards a person's or character's personality, we call them personality adjectives. We might refer to a person are being lazy and get an instant understanding of what to expect from that person or character and get an expectation of what they may or may not do. These can help the reader immediately identify with the character or person in question. It may help the audience begin to think ahead of where the story is going because they can quickly attach positive and negative traits to that individual that was described. These worksheets will help students learn to place adjectives that refer to a being's personality within the confines of a sentence or text passage.
Personality Adjectives Worksheets:
Memes - Match each adjective to the picture it describes. Write the letter of the picture on the line.
The Opposite - Write the opposite of each adjective that is located on the worksheet. For extra credit I have students draw pictures instead.
Sentence Fills - Choose a personality adjective to fill in the blank in each sentence. What type of mental picture do you get when you think of these words?
Describe Yourself -
Complete each sentence using a series of words to can be used to describe yourself. Try to be honest and see if you learn anything from this exercise.
Determine the opposite of each adjective by separating the prefix and the radical. It is amazing how two or three little letters will change everything.
Match the synonyms by writing the correct letter next to each of the numbers. A good vocabulary review for you.
Partner Work -
Work with a partner. Choose from the
words provided to fill in the blanks based on what you
think about your partner.
Write 7 sentences that use personality adjectives to
describe your classmates.
Complete Each - Choose a personality adjective to complete each sentence. We are looking for the best fits.
Positive or Negative? - Is this thought positive or
negative? Circle the answer. For extra credit you can have students examine the words more deeply.
Match the adjectives with their descriptions. You may need to really take time to consider the best placement of two of these sentences.
Phrase Fun -
Are the phrases below positive or negative? Write a + or - in the box. Some of these may seem like slang, but they are commonly acceptable uses of language.
Picture Fun -
Write a personality adjective to describe each picture. Use your best judgement. It is interesting to see what kids have to say about different images.
You will try to determine the polar opposite vocabulary to what is presented to you.
Common Personality Adjectives
Here are some common personality adjectives along with their meanings and usage.
Brave is an adjective that refers to a person who is not afraid of anything. It is often used at times where it is not expected of the person that it is describing.
Sentence: Ashley is a brave woman. She killed a snake yesterday with a stick when it attacked her.
Chatty is an adjective that is used for a person who speaks a lot. The speech or the way that they carry themselves is often seen as disruptive by others.
Sentence: Josh is quite chatty. He is always talking to his friends on the phone.
Clever is an adjective that is used for someone who is good at learning new things and does things in using an intelligent approach. It also express a sense of smart originality.
Sentence: I like how clever the new student is. She is quickly grasping my subject.
Cowardly is an adjective that is used for a person who is afraid of things. If you remember the lion whom was afraid of his own shadow from the Wizard of Oz.
Sentence: Tim is such a coward. He won't come with us to the haunted house.
Easy-going is an adjective that is used for someone who is easy to get along with and adapts to things quickly and with little strain.
Sentence: I like to make friends who are easy-going because I am so fed up of the drama.
Friendly is an adjective for someone who is nice to deal with and carries themselves in a kind and pleasant manner.
Sentence: Our new chemistry teacher is so friendly.
Funny is an adjective that is used for someone who causes laughter or amusement to others.
Sentence: She is so funny. I almost choked while laughing at her jokes.
Generous is an adjective that is used for someone who selflessly likes to share their belongings with others. This often occurs in an unexpected manner.
Sentence: Our teacher always encourages us to be more generous.
Grumpy is an adjective that is used for someone who is always in a bad mood and appears to be irritable towards others.
Sentence: My neighbors get so grumpy when I play the music loud.
Hard-working is an adjective for someone puts an above average amount of pride and effort in their approach to various tasks.
Sentence: My mother says that only the hardworking people get success.